US immigration court grants asylum to President Barack Obama’s African aunt
Monday, May 17, 2010 at 11:26 AM by GottaLaff View Comments
A news alert, via a Yahoo e-mail:
CLEVELAND (AP) US immigration court grants asylum to President Barack Obama’s African aunt.
She moved to the U.S. in 2000.
Here’s an update:
The decision was mailed Friday and comes three months after Kenya native Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obama’s late father, testified at a closed hearing in Boston, where she arrived in a wheelchair and two doctors testified in support of her case.
The basis for her asylum request hadn’t been made public. People who seek asylum must show that they face persecution in their homeland on the basis of religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group.
And before all the crazies get up in arms… which they will anyway:
Obama said he did not know his aunt was living here illegally and believes laws covering the situation should be followed.
A judge later agreed to suspend her deportation order and reopen her asylum case.
Wong has said that Obama wasn’t involved in the Boston hearing. The White House also said it was not helping Onyango with legal fees.
Does she look illegal?
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